Good Saturday morning, This Day In The History Of Music. Have a great enjoyable weekend. 1786: "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect" by Robert Burns is published by John Wilson in Kilmarnock, Scotland. 1948: "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances. 1955: Elvis Presley performed 3 shows at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida, (2 matinees and 1 evening). A full-scale riot broke out after the show when Elvis announced to the 14,000 strong crowd, "Girls, I'll see you backstage." Fans chased Elvis into the dressing room, tearing off his clothes and shoes. 1957: Richard Starkey (later known as Ringo Starr) is thought to have made his debut at The Cavern playing drums with the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group. John Lennon made his first appearance at the club a week later with The Quarry Men Skiffle Group. Paul McCartney made his first appearance in January 1958 with The Quarry Men. 1959: Cliff Richard was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Living Doll.' The singer's first of 14 UK No.1's. The song was one of three from the film, Serious Charge. 1963: The Rolling Stones performed at Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, Middlesex. The island was the site of the Eel Pie Hotel on the River Thames, where many up-and-coming acts appeared including The Who, The Yardbirds, Pink Floyd, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and David Bowie. 1964: Country singer Jim Reeves was killed in a plane crash when the single-engine aircraft flying from Arkansas to Nashville crashed in thick fog. 40 year- old Reeves was one of the first country singers to cross over into the pop market. with his 1960 US No.2 single 'He'll Have To Go', and 1966 UK No.1 single 'Distant Drums'. 1964: A Rolling Stone concert in Ireland was halted after 12 minutes due to a riot that broke out. 1967: Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end a 1-month jail sentence. 1968: Tommy James and The Shondells were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mony Mony'. Also a hit for Billy Idol in 1987. 1968: Working at Trident Studios in London, England, (with its 8-track equipment, EMI was still using 4-track recorders), The Beatles recorded four takes of a new Paul McCartney song '‘Hey Jude’. 1969: Elvis Presley kicked off a four-week run at the Las Vegas International Hotel, (his first live show since 1961). He reportedly netted $1.5m for the shows. On the menu is an Elvis special, Polk salad with corn muffins & honey. 1971: James Taylor went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Carole King song 'You've Got A Friend, (included in her album Tapestry and James Taylor's album Mud Slide Slim). The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal male Performance and Song Of The Year. 1971: A security guard was stabbed to death during a concert by The Who at New York's Forest Hill. 1979: "But Never Jam Today" opens at Longacre Theater in NYC for 7 performances. 1980: During an Eagles concert at Long Beach, California, tempers boiled over between Glen Frey and Don Felder, who spent the entire show describing to each other the beating each planned to administer backstage. "Only three more songs until I kick your **ahem**, pal," Frey told Felder. The group’s next album was mixed by Frey and Felder on opposite coasts after the two decided they couldn't bear to be in the same state, let alone the same studio. 1980: Jon Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas was apprehended by FBI narcotics agents for possession of cocaine, he was later sentenced to 250 hours of Community service giving anti-drug lectures. 1982: Survivor's 'Eye Of The Tiger' was at No.1 on the US chart. The song received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song and go on to sell over five million copies. 1985: The Eurythmics had the No.1 position on the UK singles chart with 'There Must Be An Angel, (Playing With My Heart). The song which was the Eurythmics' first (and to date only) No.1 single features a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. 1992: Michael Jackson made an unscheduled appearance on his hotel balcony in London after a man had threatened to jump from an apartment building across the street. 28-year-old Eric Herminie told police he would leap to his death if he didn't see Jackson, who was in Britain for a series of concerts. Jackson spent a couple of minutes waving to Herminie, who then climbed back into the building. 1993: The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts was arrested for shoving two police officers. 1994: Aaliyah and R. Kelly secretly married at the Sheraton Gateway Suites, Rosemont, IL. Aaliyah never admitted being married, though Vibe published a copy of the marriage certificate. Unfortunately, she was only 15 at the time, so thus the marriage was later annulled. 1999: Christina Aguilera scored her first US No.1 single with 'Genie In A Bottle', also No.1 in the UK. The song spent 5 weeks at No.1 on the US chart and won Aguilera the Best New Artist Grammy for the year. 1999: Wu-Tang Clan member Ol Dirty **ahem**, (real name Russell Jones) was arrested for crack and marijuana possession in New York after being stopped by police during a routine traffic offense. 2001: BBC producer John Walters died aged 63. Walters produced and worked with Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who teamed up with Walters to broadcast some of the most groundbreaking music of an era. He joined the BBC in 1967 and became a producer on John Peel's Top Gear show two years later. Walters played the trumpet with the Alan Price Set in the 1960s. 2006: Former Culture Club singer Boy George (O'Dowd) was ordered to do community service by picking up trash on New York City streets after pleading guilty last March to false reporting of an incident. He called police with a bogus report of a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment in October and the responding officers found cocaine inside. 2012: Sheryl Crow was granted a temporary restraining order against a man accused of threatening to shoot her. The order stated that Phillip Gordon Sparks had to stay 90 meters away from Crow and must not contact her, her family, or anyone who works with her. 2012: Appearing at the Helsinki Olympiastadionin Finland, at the end of a European tour, Bruce Springsteen played his longest show ever - 4 hours and 6 minutes. 2014: Maceo McEaddy was sentenced to between five and 10 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from concert promoters by posing as a booking agent. McEaddy who pretended to be in charge of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and several other celebrities, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of grand larceny and fraud, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office. 2015: Morrissey claimed he was sexually assaulted by a security officer at San Francisco International Airport, who he said "groped" him. An official spokesman for the Transport Security Administration (TSA) said security camera footage confirmed that nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. 2018: Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue. Born On This Day In The Music World: 1550: Jakob Handl [Petelin], an Austrian composer/bandmaster. 1767: Amelie Julia Candielle, a French composer, was born in Paris (d. 1834) 1808: Frederick Crouch, an English-born composer, was born in London, England (d. 1896) 1828: François-Auguste Gevaert, a Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin), was born in Huise (d. 1908) 1830: František Zdeněk Skuherský, a Czech composer, was born in Opočno, Bohemia (d. 1892) 1847: Ignatio Cervantes, a Cuban pianist and composer (Danzas Cubanas), was born in Havana (d. 1905) 1848: Jean Robert Planquette, a French composer (Bells of Corneville), was born in Paris (d. 1903) 1893: Charles Wilfred Orr, an English pianist, and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), was born in Cheltenham (d. 1976) 1894: Roy Bargy, an American pianist and composer (Jimmy Durante Show), was born in Newaygo, Michigan (d. 1974) 1900: Erich Katz, a German-born American composer, and musicologist was born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1973) 1911: George Liberace, an American violinist (Liberace Show), was born in Menasha, Wisconsin (d. 1983) 1914: Isolde Ahlgrimm, an Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music, and original instrument proponent, and teacher, was born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995) 1918: Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2010) 1919: Norman Del Mar, a British conductor, and writer (Conducting Brahms), was born in London (d. 1994) 1920: Rudolf Halaczinsky, a German composer, was born in Emma-Grube, Upper Silesia (d. 1999) 1927: Ștefan Niculescu, a Romanian composer, was born in Moreni, Dâmbovita (d. 2008) 1931: Kenny Burrell, an American guitarist (Organ Grinder Swing), was born in Detroit, Michigan 1932: Morey Carr, an American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987) 1936: Bonnie Brown, a country singer (The Browns), was born in Sparkman, Arkansas (d. 2016) 1939: John R. West, a rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring), was born in Uhrichsville, Ohio. 1943: Lobo [Kent Lavoie], an American singer-songwriter, was born in Tallahassee, Florida. 1945: Charlotte Diamond, a Canadian Juno Award-winning children's singer-songwriter ("I Am A Pizza"), was born in Richmond, British Columbia. 1946: Gary Lewis singer, (1965 US No.1 single with The Playboys, 'This Diamond Ring' plus 11 other US Top 40 hits). 1947: Karl Green, a guitarist with English beat rock band, Herman's Hermits who scored the 1964 UK No.1 single 'I'm Into Something Good' (cover of Earl-Jean's) and the 1965 US No.1 single 'Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter'. 1947: Ian Beck, a British children's illustrator and author, who illustrated Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album cover, was born in Brighton, East Sussex. 1953: Hugh McDowell, an English cellist with Wizzard and Electric Light Orchestra who had the 1979 UK No.3 & US No.4 single 'Don't Bring Me Down' plus 26 other Top 40 hits. ELO has sold over 50 million records worldwide. McDowell died of cancer on 6 November 2018 aged 65. 1957: Daniel Ash, a singer-songwriter from English post-punk band Bauhaus, had the 1982 UK No.15 single with their version of the David Bowie song 'Ziggy Stardust'. 1958: Bill Berry, drummer with R.E.M. (1991 UK No.6 & US No.10 single 'Shiny Happy People', plus over 20 Top 40 UK singles, 1992 UK No.1 & US No.2 album 'Automatic For The People'). Berry quit the band in 1997. 1959: Stanley Jordan, an American jazz guitarist (Magic Touch), was born in Chicago, Illinois. 1960: Malcolm Ross, Aztec Camera, (1988 UK No.3 single 'Somewhere In My Heart'). 1963: Norman Cook was also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, English DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer/mixer who with The Housemartins had the a cappella cover version of 'Caravan of Love' (originally by Isley-Jasper-Isley) which was a UK No.1 single. He was a member of Beats International who had the 1990 UK No.1 'Dub Be Good To Me'). Freak Power, who scored the hit 'Turn On Tune In Cop Out' and as Fatboy Slim, had the 1999 UK No.1 single 'Praise You'. 1964: Jim Corr, guitar, keyboards, vocals, with the Irish band The Corrs, who had the 1998 UK No.3 single 'What Can I Do'. Talk On Corners was the best-selling UK album of 1998 spending 142 weeks on the UK chart. The Corrs have sold 40 million albums worldwide. 1964: Robert Townsend, from English alternative rock band, Pop Will Eat Itself who scored the 1991 UK No.15 single 'X Y & Zee' and the 1993 top ten hits, 'Get The Girl! Kill The Baddies!' 1967: Mitsuo Iwata, a Japanese voice actor, and singer was born in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan. 1967: Minako Honda, a Japanese singer and musical actress was born in Itabashi, Tokyo (d. 2005) 1971: John Lowery, guitarist with American rock band Marilyn Manson who had the 1998 US No.1 album, Mechanical Animals. 1973: Jerry Rivera, a Puerto Rican singer (Abriendo Puertas), was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico. 1975: Allan von Schenkel, an American double bassist, composer, and performance artist. 1975: Kavinsky [Vincent Belorgey], a French DJ and musician (Drive, OutRun), was born in Seine-Saint-Denis, France. 1976: Joshua Cain, an American guitarist (Motion City Soundtrack), was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. 1978: English musician, Will Champion, drummer with Coldplay who had the 2000 UK No.4 single 'Yellow', the 2000 UK No.1 album Parachutes, and 2005 worldwide No.1 album X&Y. In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s. 1978: Zac Brown American singer and guitarist with the Grammy Award-winning country music group, Zac Brown Band. Their 2015 album Jekyll + Hyde which debuted at No.1 on the US chart featured the single 'Heavy Is the Head' with vocals from Chris Cornell. 1979: Jade Kwan, a Hong Kong singer, was born in Hong Kong. 1981: Ira Losco, a Maltese singer (Walk on Water), was born in Sliema, Malta. 1981: Matthew Sanders, an American singer (Avenged Sevenfold), was born in Huntington Beach, California. 1981: M. Shadows American vocalist, songwriter, and founding member of Avenged Sevenfold who had the 2010 US No.1 album Nightmare and the 2013 US No.1 album Hail to the King. 1983: Yola [Yolanda Quartey], a British folk-roots-country-soul singer, and songwriter ("Walk Through Fire") was born in Bristol, England. 1994: An American hip hop recording artist Lil Uzi Vert who had the 2017 US No.1 album Luv Is Rage 2 which includes guest appearances from The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams. Until sometime on Monday. Have a great weekend.
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